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Archaeologists Find a Roman Temple in Wales

Thursday, August 15, 2013

CONWY VALLEY, WALES—While searching for a Norman church dating to the A.D. eleventh century, archaeologists digging in Wales appear to have found artifacts related to a Roman Temple instead. The finds date back to the A.D. 2nd and 4th centuries. The site is believed to have been a temple used by Roman soldiers, called a mithraeum, but team members say more investigation needs to be done to confirm that suspicion.